February 25, 2018 - 10 Adar 5778

Books & Authors

Lioness is a balanced portrait of Israel’s fourth PM Golda Meir

What can readers expect from Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, a revealing new biography of Israel’s fourth prime minister.

Arts & Entertainment

JPPS, German studentS learn about Max Stern together

Children from a Montreal Jewish elementary school knew they were about to be part of an exciting international collaboration when a politician from a faraway city cartwheeled for them.

A searing look at the lives of three Palestinian women in...

Maysaloun Hamoud’s feature debut is a searing look at the lives of three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the Yemenite Quarter of Tel Aviv.
Sarah Waisvisz in her one-woman show Monstrous CHRISTOPHER SNOW PHOTO

The Jewish writer behind the viral feminist movement

So this January, Brosh McKenna sent emails out to an army of female directors she knew, asking them to post pictures of female directors they admire on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #FemaleFilmmakerFriday. The modest request was picked up swiftly, and the hashtag was trending within its first few hours.

Jazz singer’s tribute to Nat King Cole

With his award-winning visual album, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, playing on YouTube, Toronto jazz singer Ori Dagan is making inroads into the U.S. music scene.

Travel

A walk through Buenos Aires’ tough Jewish history

In 1813, a few years after Argentina began its war for independence from Spain, the president abolished the Inquisition and enforced policies that encouraged immigration.

Miami has plenty of cultural attractions

Miami Beach is actually a cultural centre with a rich Jewish history. More than 500,000 Jewish people reside in the vicinity of South Florida and that number swells during the winter.

Sports

Red Fisher remembered as a legend of sports journalism

The sports journalist covered the Montreal Canadiens for 58 years.

Toronto synagogue scores with Grey Cup visit

The cup was brought into the Yeshivat Or Chaim shul in Toronto, shortly after morning services ended.

The Jewish connection to the NHL’s prestigious Hart Trophy

Presented each year to the player judged most valuable to his team, the Hart Memorial Trophy is the NHL’s oldest and perhaps most storied individual award.

Canadian karate kid picks up silver medals at international competition

Jacob Pichhadze is all of 13 years old and he’s already been to Ireland and New Orleans to test himself against top international competitors.

Israeli wrestler gets WWE promoters’ attention

At six-foot-one, 245 pounds, Tomer Sidi Shalom believes that, for the WWE, an Israeli wrestler is something new, something it can use to expand its audience.

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